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Primary Care Residency Program

In 1995, the 74th Texas Legislature created the Primary Care Residency Program to provide funding to new and not previously funded primary care residency programs. The program's goal was to increase the number of primary care physicians trained in the state. As required by statute, the Coordinating Board is assisted by the Primary Care Residency Advisory Committee in determining the appropriate distribution of funds among the eligible residency programs. The primary care residency programs supported are limited to family practice (not supported by the Family Practice Residency Program), general internal medicine, general pediatrics, and obstetrics/gynecology residency programs. Funding is provided to residency programs based on residency program directors' identification and designation of resident physicians who will be most likely to remain in Texas to practice. The residency program received funds for the duration of the designated resident's training, up to a maximum of four years for obstetrics/gynecology residents. Funds were expended on educational enhancements that benefited all residents in training at the program. Funding for the program was not appropriated for Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013.


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